Rule Interpretation RI-02-02

Q1: Can pad eyes be added along the rail to be used for spinnaker sheets? Some owners want the standard spinnaker block location farther forward and then be able to shackle a ratchet block to a pad eye forward of the standard double cheek block. This means a trimmer can trim straight from a ratchet in lighter winds and there is no need for twings.
A1: Rule 1.3 states that "no modifications or alterations are permitted unless explicitly permitted by these rules. The Technical Committee believes that the standard equipment installed on every J/105, together with the optional twings permitted by rule 5.3.9, works just fine for all chute designs. Thus, neither of these modifications is permissible.

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